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Peppermint Molten Lava Cakes and a Date Night Gift Card Pairing

December 18th, 2013 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Dessert | recipe - (6 Comments)

Peppermint Bark Lava Cakes for a Perfect Date-Night-In www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

Among a few other things, there’s one thing that bugs me about the holiday season. All the hustle and bustle, trying to make it from one party to the next, and trying to get all the gifts gathered for everyone on your list. Sometimes we start to forget about some of the most important parts of our lives. I don’t know about you, but in our household, date night is important. Without it, well, we start to get a little moody towards one-another. But with the holiday season, it can truly be hard to get a sitter and even find the time to leave your kiddos and get out of the house for a few hours.

Because of this, I am a firm believer in date-nights-in (more…)

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Giveaway

December 16th, 2013 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Giveaway - (6 Comments)

As I’m sure you are well aware, Christmas is next week!! Are you ready? I’m about three fourth’s of the way ready. Have you been super busy, procrastinating, or are you finished buying gifts for everyone else, and now you are ready to splurge on yourself? Well, my friends and I are here to help you out with our Last-Minute Christmas Shopping Giveaway and your chance to win one of TWO $250 Amazon.com Gift Cards.

Last Minute Christmas Shopping Giveaway



Avocado & Tofu Lettuce Wraps

December 13th, 2013 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in healthy living | Lunch or Dinner {Vegetarian} | recipe | Sponsors - (4 Comments)

 This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Hass Avocado Board.

Avocado and Tofu Lettuce Wraps  Today, I have to tell you how I feel about avocados and my love for this nutrient-rich fruit. (they are fruits, right?) Avocados are one of my favorite go-to foods that make me feel good about myself and the foods that I’m eating. I feel best when I am eating REAL food. You know, not processed. Not from a box. Straight from the produce department of the grocery store.

I have actually just joined a new gym this week. I was starting to get overwhelmed and stressed a lot with the holidays that I wasn’t focusing on healthy habits for myself. So this week,  I have been trying to eat more real food that makes me feel the healthiest that I can. On top of that, my wife is trying to build a healthy amount of muscle a little bit of healthy weight in preparation for her upcoming 8 week training for the Air Force. First thought in my head for her was, “I’ve got to feed you lots of fattening foods!” Second, and much wiser, thought was, “We need to find smart ways to add a little more fat to your daily intake.”

How to Make Giving a Gift Card More Personal

December 11th, 2013 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in healthy living | holiday | Sponsors - (0 Comments)

I have collaborated with Kroger/Smith’s to create a post about Gift Card Pairings this holiday season, in which I have been compensated for.

How to Make Giving a Gift Card More Personal - An easy way to say you care more than just picking up a gift card.

I don’t know about you, but we are in full blown shopping mode in our family. Boxes from Amazon waiting at our door. Checking tracking numbers to be sure packages are on their way. There is just so much to do. And it never fails that there are those one or two people on your gift list that you just don’t know what to buy for them. My mind automatically goes to a gift card. You may be thinking, “No one wants to receive a gift card. A gift card says that you had no clue what else to get them and didn’t really put much thought into it.” Well, I’m going to fix that for you. This is going to change the way you think about giving gift cards this holiday season and possibly for the rest of your life!


How to Successfully Reach Your Health and Wellness Goals

December 10th, 2013 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in healthy living | Life - (5 Comments)

A Healthy Day, Your Way. A no-fail guide to reaching your health and wellness goals.

I want to offer you something that you cannot say no to. A simple, customizable, no-fail guide that will help you to reach whatever goal you may have. A weight loss goal. A fitness goal. A goal to eat better. A goal to move more. A goal to stop snacking at night or eating mindlessly. Whatever it may be. This guide will help you to achieve any and all of it! Without fail. In under ten pages, I have come up with a plan that is easy to stick to, and the best part is that you already have everything that you already need.

No diet pills.

No gross foods.

No ridiculous expectations.

No special equipment.

Yourself and a goal! The rest is in the guide.

You can seriously grab this guide, read it today, and start tomorrow! Heck, you could start it an hour! Just get started right away!


This guide is my plan for life. These were the exact steps I took to turn my life around from disordered eating where I was controlled by food. These steps gave me the internal empowerment to do what I wanted to do and truly start living the life I deserved. I only wished I had a guide like this at the time. But you do. You can also get the life you dream of, where you are achieving goals that you never thought you could reach.

With these few principles, the belief that you too can make changes, and the desire to change, you are going to rock this! I am absolutely sure of it!

Click here to access your no-fail plan and start reaching all your health and wellness goals.

****For 30 days, I am offering 4 FREE printables to go along with your e-book. They will motivate you, drive you, and remind you that you are going to ROCK this!****


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As a thirty year young female, I am not generally burdened with the thoughts of getting older. In my mind, getting “old” is light-years away. The gray hairs are only just barely starting to pop up, and I’m not quite feeling the aches and pains of getting older. Yes, I have now hit a new decade, and unfortunately, we haven’t learned how to turn the clock backwards yet, but I believe that I have so much control over how I am going to age, and it all begins with now. There are so many aspects of my life that I want to optimize so that I will be healthy not only in my thirties, but in my forties, sixties, and maybe even my nineties! I strive to be emotionally, physically, and intellectually healthy. These three things work in congruency with each other to help you live the longest and healthiest life possible, and I don’t know about you, but I want as much life as I can possibly get! How Yoga Keeps me Young and Healthy How I Optimize my Emotional Health To be 100% honest, this awesome blog space is my therapy. This is what keeps me sane (even on days that it makes me feel INsane!). So much of my journey (more…)

Weekend Web Findings – Edition 6

December 8th, 2013 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Weekend Web Findings - (0 Comments)

Weekend Web Findings

Did you have a snowy week in your neck of the woods? We had a day of constant snow earlier this week which made for an ugly (and LONG) commute home. And this weekend has been snowy as well. Trying to stay warm in these conditions has proven rough. I’ve mostly just been hibernating under a warm blanket on the couch or directly in front of the fireplace. (more…)

I have been compensated for the post, but as always, all opinions are my own
Healthy Toasted Almond Orange Muffins - So simple. Healthy Ingredients. Good for Digestion. www.happyfoodhealthylife.com

I have a thing with muffins. Like a full on love affair. They’re so simple to make, meaning there aren’t many fails when it comes time to make then. They’re super versatile, so I can change up my recipes, to please my tastebuds. You can make them as healthy or as decadent as you desire. And the best part is, when you’re running late for work and don’t have time to make breakfast, muffins are always there for you. One or two in one hand, and your coffee in the other (of course, along with your purse, lunch bag, phone, keys, sunglasses, kiddo’s backpack, etc etc). Point is, muffins (more…)

A Gift Guide for the Happy and Healthy Person in Your Life

December 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in healthy living | holiday | Life - (2 Comments)


Over the years, I am finding that I really suck at shopping for other people, even if I know the person I’m shopping for really well. For instance, my wife. She’s my best friend. I know her better than anyone else in this world. But do I have any idea what to get her for Christmas? Absolutely not. So I’m asking her to pretty much shop for herself, send me the online links, and I’ll take care of the rest. She’ll get what she wants, (more…)

Weekend Web Findings – Edition 5

December 1st, 2013 | Posted by Holly Waterfall in Weekend Web Findings - (0 Comments)



I sure do hope that everyone has had a delightful Thanksgiving Weekend (that is, if you are in the U.S. and celebrate the holiday). Did you travel? Did you host at your house? We spent the afternoon with my family for the big feast and the evening with my in-laws for dessert. There was so much good food, and I kept hearing “mmm” from my kiddo about every 2 bites. He was in tastebud heaven!

Have you started decorating (more…)